Humming a Happy Tune in Harrisburg
When most people in the country are celebrating the end of
summer with the passing of the Labor Day holiday weekend,
the Northeast continues the festivities with the largest RV
show in the country in Harrisburg, PA.
The diminutive little lady, Becky Lenington, PRVCA Executive Vice-
President, has slowly, steadily, and successfully grown the
Harrisburg extravaganza into one of the most respected trade and
consumer shows in our industry.
The show, held at the newly expanded State Farm Complex in
Harrisburg, has become an annual trek for thousands of serious
RVers up and down the East Coast. Did you miss it?
You have to spend money to make money, and that appears
to be the strategy of many RV dealers throughout the country
as they make major investments in new property, new
buildings and a new image The return on investment for most of
these dealers is going to be increased traffic to the new and
improved facility, new customers, increased service revenue,
expanded parts and accessories stores, and a new image for the
RV lifestyle business opportunities. Dealers are to be commended
for stepping up and meeting the demands of the consumer. Are
you keeping pace with the demands of the consumers?
As the industry continues to reinvent itself to meet consumer
demands, we must evaluate all aspects of the business
operations to make sure that we are putting the best
team on the field at all times. New facilities, new ideas, new products
and new ways of doing business are cropping up everyday.
Manufacturers are delivering some of the most exciting RVs in
years, packed with creature comforts and marvels of technology
that were dreams and ideas just a few short years ago. Maybe it’s
time to take another look at the sales or maybe it’s time to hang
out the Help Wanted sign.
Life On Wheels Announces 2004 Schedule
Gaylord Maxwell, founder
and director of the RV consumer
education Life on Wheels
conferences, has announced the
schedule for 2004.
Tom Stinnett Receives
James B. Summers Award
Tom Stinnett, of Tom Stinnett
RV Freedom Center in
Clarksville, IN, received the
James B. Summers (JBS) Award.
RVIA Honors Industry
Walt Bennett, senior vice
president and CFO of
Thor Industries receives
RVIA’s most prestigious honor -
The Distinguished Service
Award. Fred Louck, Kurt
Anderson, Derrick Crandall,
B.J. Thompson and Bob
Livingston also get the recognition
they’ve earned through
years of work promoting the
industry and lifestyle.
Retirement Homesites Magazine
Homesites Magazine is the first attempt at bringing the availability of
resort parking to the average RV Owner.